The Stanford Soccer Club strives to attract coaches with a strong track record, showing the following kinds of credentials:
Prospective coaches will typically be asked to provide references and professional documents in support of their claims.
The above list of credentials is only indicative of general expectations. For example, more mature teams may place more emphasis on the candidate's experience coaching, whereas younger teams may be more attracted to the candidate's ability to motivate younger children and teach fundamentals.
Club teams also seek assistant and position-specific coaches. For example, a keeper on Stanford University's men's or women's varsity team may want to work with one or more Stanford Soccer Club teams, or a college graduate who played Division I soccer may wish to become an assistant coach with the hope of eventually leading a team. In addition, adults who enjoy soccer and working with children often volunteer their time to help club teams.
It is important that coaches get along well with a team's players and parents. Since the Stanford Soccer Club entrusts parents with the management of their teams, a harmonious working relationship and good communication are essential.
SSC “Coaches Code of Conduct”
Every year Head coaches and assistant coaches will be required to sign this document and act in accordance with its contents when acting as an agent of the Stanford Soccer Club.